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  • Published: 16 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781623172565
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $32.99

The Gut Wellness Guide

The Power of Breath, Touch, and Awareness to Reduce Stress, Aid Digestion, and Reclaim Whole-Body Health



A user-friendly guide for anyone grappling with hard-to-pin-down causes of chronic pain, fatigue, gas, bloating, and other common disorders associated with the gut, as well as those wanting to improve their overall health

Addressing a wide range of conditions--including digestive problems, anxiety, and depression--this easy-to-use guide presents simple and direct ways to relieve the stress related to some of today's most pressing health problems. It shows the devastating impact that imbalances of gut microbiota and the microbiome can have on digestion--and on hormonal, immune, and brain function--and demonstrates proven techniques to reconnect with our bodies and reclaim our health. Allison Post, an integrative medicine health coach and somatic educator, and Stephen Cavaliere, a fitness coach, offer a holistic, step-by-step plan to overcome stress, settle into authentic breath- and body-centered experience, and navigate through the exciting new world of the microbiome. The Gut Wellness Guide introduces the method of Unwinding, a clear and accessible way to connect the "gut brain" to the "main brain" and to relax, tune in to your body, and create a customized action plan to heal. Previously published as Unwinding the Belly, this book has been thoroughly updated and revised.
The book also:
* Provides new information about the gut microbiome
* Shows how to hold onto health goals while navigating mainstream medicine and alternative health programs
* Explains why the gut is critical in hormonal and immune function
* Helps with a wide variety of digestive ailments, including Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, and food sensitivities
* Teaches self-help techniques for increasing metabolism and cellular energy and revitalizing the natural healing powers of the body<

  • Published: 16 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781623172565
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $32.99

Praise for The Gut Wellness Guide

“Allison and Stephen have done the miraculous: written a book about the functioning of our bodies in an ever-so-personal and delicious way. They write so clearly and with such warmth and mastery that what seemed obtuse and dry is suddenly understandable, even—dare I say—exciting. And, as a grateful recipient of Allison’s hands-on magic, I can say with utter conviction that the love that comes through her work is astounding. It is, after all, love that heals, and now we can all be recipients of that magic through this book.” —Geneen Roth, author of Women, Food and God “Unwinding—the method of embodiment presented in this book—is synonymous with unwinding the harmful effects stress can have on your hormones, nervous system, brain function, mood, libido level, digestive health, and even gene expression. In this easy-to-read book you will be able to quickly get to the heart of any stress related issue you hold in your body . . . by leading with your gut. Try it. You won’t be sorry. Thank you  Allison and Stephen for this contribution to the health of our population and our planet!” —Dr. Keesha Ewers, author of Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle “2,500 years ago, Hippocrates said ‘All disease begins in the gut’, and modern research has confirmed this ancient wisdom. Yet all too often our approach to improving gut health focuses too much on diet and supplements, and not enough on managing stress and more fully inhabiting our body. Allison and Stephen recognize that the gut is part of the nervous system, and that truly healing the gut isn’t possible without addressing this crucial component.” —Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac; author of The Paleo Cure   "Through their intimate knowledge of anatomy and extensive hands-on experience, Allison and Stephen gift us with the definitive practical roadmap to a healthy gut, a stronger immune system, increased energy, and a sense of a greater quality of life. Yet the big surprise is that the practice of their simple yet powerful techniques brings us joy.” —Greg Hicks and Rick Foster, authors of How We Choose to Be Happy   “Allison and Stephen have deep knowledge and expertise of both traditional and contemporary healing arts. But more importantly, in this book they point us to our own individual capacity to heal and to rediscover our innate wholeness. Trust your gut—buy this book.” —Frank Ostaseski, author of The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully

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